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Lot# 3081 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 3081 France

    1853: 10 c. bistre, 20 c. blue and 40 c. orange, margins touched to large, used on 1862 single rate cover to Melbourne, Australia all tied by 455 petit chiffres with Boulogne-Sur-Mer cds of despatch at left (May 26) and framed PD in both black and in red. Carried on the 'Massilia' of the P&O and from Galle, Ceylon on the 'Madras' to Melbourne. Backstamped with Melbourne cds (July 10) in red. Some edge wear to envelope at right but a scarce destination.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF